South Korea saw its global ranking in the high-speed wireless Internet penetration rate drop one notch in December last year from six months earlier, data showed Sunday.
South Korea's high-speed wireless Internet penetration rate came to 103.8% as of December, ranking sixth among the 34 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), (Yonhap) reported citing the data by the Paris-based club of advanced economies.
The figure represents a one-spot drop from six months earlier, according to the OECD's biannual data.
Finland topped the global standings with 123.3%, followed by Australia with 114.4%, Japan with 111.8%, Sweden with 109.8% and Denmark with 107.3%.
High-speed wireless Internet services include those provided by third-generation and fourth-generation smartphones, wireless broadband (WiBro) and wireless fidelity (WiFi).
South Korea retained the world's top spot in the high-speed wireless Internet penetration rate for the sixth consecutive time since 2009 before its ranking dropped to fourth in December 2012.
According to the OECD data, South Korea's fixed high-speed Internet penetration rate came to 37.5% in December, down one notch from six months earlier and fifth among the OECD member nations.
Switzerland came first with 44.9%, trailed by the Netherlands with 40.4%, Denmark with 40% and France with 37.6%, the data showed.